- Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupery
- Series or Standalone: Standalone
- Genre: Classics, Action & Adventure
- Source: Borrowed from a friend
- Goodreads Rating: 4.29
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“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye”
“Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.”
Honest to God, this is probably one of the most touching and quotable books I have ever read! The book follows the adventures of a stranded pilot who is unlike other grownups and a little prince he meets when stranded in the desert.
A book of morals, we learn about love and loss through the adventures of a young boy. The little prince lives on his planet with a beautiful but demanding red rose, who believes herself to be completely unique. He decided to leave his planet and never come back. After traveling to many planets, he arrives on earth where he finds a garden full of roses just like his. He is initially saddened that his rose is not unique but soon comes to the realisation that the rose is unique to him. This is a lesson of not knowing the love we have until it is gone.
The style of writing is very simple as it is aimed towards children so this is a very easy read for all ages.
Overall, I think this book was amazing, it made me contemplate life and love in a way that few books have. I would truly recommend this to everyone. If you have read this leave a comment letting me know what you thought. Happy Reading!!
My Rating: 4.5/5